Medicine Tech Pharmacist - Band 5

Location Wakefield
Job type Contract
Salary £17 per hour
Contact Billy Clark
Call Billy
Reference 169538

Sanctuary Personnel, an award-winning and renowned Recruitment Agency is looking for an experienced and dedicated Band 5 Medicine Tech Pharmacist to work full-time based in Wakefield.

The pay rate for this locum Medicine Tech Pharmacist job is £17 per hour (Assignment rate) and is a 12-month contract.


  • Undertake other duties commensurate with the grade as directed
  • Provide a ward pharmacy service to allocated units within the SWYPFT remit
  • Provide technical support to the mental health pharmacy services including checking patients own medication on admission, the dispensing and supply of medication to specific patients
  • Co-ordinate and manage the day to day workload in the dispensary
  • Provide immediate line management support for allocated staff (pharmacy technicians band 4 ,pharmacy assistants or student technicians )
  • Provide day to day line management for the dispensary staff
  • Accuracy check completed prescriptions and maintain technical competency for this. .)
  • Maintain competencies that enable working across the trust
  • Improve the access to medicines for allocated units and in particular to assist in ensuring medicines are available
  • Participate in the operation of the Medicines Management Service at ward level maintaining competencies in all aspects
  • Providing a supply and topping-up service at ward/team base level, to the allocated units to ensure adequate stocks are maintained for patient care
  • Assessing suitability of patients’ own drugs on admission for continued use and arranging the safe disposal of those drugs which are not
  • Complete pharmacy profiles ready for clinical checking by the ward pharmacist
  • Drug transcription error reporting
  • Preparation of reports for costing and usage
  • Determining appropriate pharmaceuticals stock levels, for the production and updating of ward-stock lists ensure the correct paperwork is completed
  • Assist in the provision of advice to ward staff on the safe and secure storage and handling of pharmaceuticals
  • Specialised medication counselling, e.g., inhaler use
  • Medicines reconciliation against home medicines and GP records
  • Support and participate in extended technician roles as they develop in the trust
  • Cover for all technicians within the service having the appropriate knowledge to dispense and accuracy check for all units
  • Cover the technicians role in other areas of the trust having the appropriate knowledge to provide technical services to all areas of the trust
  • Assist in the distribution to all wards and departments of approved policies and procedures by the Drug and Therapeutics Trust Action Group
  • Ensure the appropriate receipt, processing, storage and stock control of medicines and other supplies
  • Participate in the supply of Clozapine to a specific group of patients ensuring compliance with the standard operating procedures (e.g. blood tests have been taken, results obtained, valid prescriptions received, and medication dispensed and collected in a timely manner)
  • Ensure compliance with the self –administration of medicines and compliance policy in relation to the allocated wards and departments
  • Respond to enquiries and requests from staff, patients and carers, in accordance with individual competence and departmental policy
  • Assist the pharmacy management team in the development and monitoring of SOPs
  • Train others in the routine duties of the department and to provide services to your allocated wards/ departments in your absence
  • Provide support and act as a mentor for junior staff as required
  • Report incidents both within pharmacy team and any witnessed on the wards/departments using the computerised reporting system
  • Use of pharmacy and other computer systems in the course of performing these duties
  • Comply with the Trust's Medicine Code
  • Dispense medication, for in, out, day and hostel patients ready to receive a final accuracy check including compliance aids

Requirements of the Medicine Tech Pharmacist:

  • Be registered on the GPHC as a pharmacist
  • Have a relevant qualification in pharmacy 
  • Ideally have experience of medicines reconciliation and medicines history taking
  • ACT qualification
  • Honest, open, transparent
  • Respectful
  • Understand their personal responsibilities with regards to data quality for any information which they create, use or process in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and Trust Data Protection Policy
  • Know the action to be taken in the event of a fire and must undertake fire training annually
  • Understand their responsibilities under the Trust’s Equal Opportunities in Employment Policy and ensure that they adhere to the provisions of the policy
  • Recognise, respect and support the equality diversity of staff, colleagues, service users, carers and the public
  • Demonstrate, through practice and practical understanding, the importance of the continual development of individual, team and service wide quality improvement

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Daily payroll
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive pharmacy knowledge
  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each candidate you refer who we successfully place
  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Clinical governance support
  • In house payroll system
  • Revalidation
  • Industry leading shift booking system
  • Nationwide coverage including the Channel islands


This Medicine Tech Pharmacist job is advertised by Billy Clark; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

As a pioneer of diverse recruitment, Sanctuary Personnel is proud to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds as our pool of candidates is very much reflective of the clients that candidates will support within their role. This very much played a significant in previously winning ‘Best Candidate Care’ at the Recruiter Awards as well being a two-time finalist for the same award.

Sanctuary takes great pride in building candidate and client relationships that promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

With recruitment consultants and all other employees undertaking annual online training on EDI and many other compliance training courses, Sanctuary is best-placed to undertake a fair and thorough selection process.

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.